Comedian Yoo Sang Moo is facing allegations of sexual assault.
Yoo Sang Moo’s girlfriend, whose identify is being withheld, called the police around 3 a.m. on May 18 KST to report that Yoo Sang Moo tried to raped her in a motel in Gangnam, Seoul. The woman, described as being in her 20s, then called the police at 8:30 a.m. to withdraw her statement, which she later canceled. Despite the back and forth, and with the woman canceling her previous withdrawal of her statement, a public defender has been assigned to her and the case is being investigated by the police.
Yoo Sang Moo denies the allegation of sexual assault, saying that his girlfriend was drunk when she made that call.
While Yoo Sang Moo’s side has described the woman as his girlfriend, the female, whom we are identifying as “A,” said that they have only met a few times and she is not his girlfriend, as she was canceling her withdrawal. Yoo Sang Moo’s side has submitted text messages to the police as evidence that she is his girlfriend.
As of now, the police have examined the CCTV recordings around the area of the motel and so far have found no evidence that Yoo Sang Moo forced “A” into the hotel.
It has also been recently revealed that “A” underwent testing for the presence of semen around 4 a.m. today (May 18 KST) at a hospital in Seoul.